Overlooking Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver, this cabin is surrounded by mature trees, landscaped gardens, and rocky terrain. It features a living room and dining area, plus a loft bedroom that can sleep four. A wrap-around deck expands the entertaining space to the outdoors, meaning al fresco dinner parties are a must. And what the cabin lacks in size, it makes up for in location. It’s only a 30-minute drive to downtown Vancouver and a stone’s throw away from the nearby terminal, where you can hop on a ferry for a camping getaway on Vancouver Island.
The cabin’s wood panels and angled roofline complement the sloped landscape, while floor-to-ceiling glass windows bring in plenty of natural light. Since Vancouver is known for its wet climate, the homeowners built an awning over the deck to shield the inevitable rain.
You can never have enough wood in a cabin! We love the honey-hued hardwood floors, the wood panelled walls, and wicker furniture. A wood-burning stove heats the entire cabin.
A built-in couch tucked against the windows is cosy and a space saver, while another built-in bench surrounds the kitchen table. The white and blue colour palette found in the cushions, pillows, and rug give the space a nautical, breezy feel.
The key to staying organized in a small space is ensuring there’s a designated spot for everything, from the sugar canister and spatula, to oven mitts and coffee pot. This tiny kitchen uses open shelving, nifty hooks, and minimal cabinets to keep the space clutter-free.
In the loft space, there are two double beds. Although the space is small, an air mattress could be placed at the foot of the bed for extra guests.
Now, here’s the best part of the cabin: the view.